North Carolina public records include adoption records; birth, death and marriage certificates; divorce records; and property-ownership and tax-value records. Additional records available to the public in North Carolina include appraiser licenses, business incorporation records, insurance licenses, medical and nursing licenses, building-contractor records, campaign-finance records and environmental reports.
North Carolina birth, death and marriage certificates can be searched online or in person at the state's Vital Records offices in Raleigh. Birth certificates are available back to 1913, with death certificates available beginning in 1930 and marriage records starting in 1962. Property records can be obtained through the offices of the county in which the property is located and are also searchable online.